Mercedes Checa-Ros is a Mortar Analysis Trainee, working in the Heritage Science Team at the Engine Shed. She graduated in Geology at the University of Granada (Spain) and her traineeship is based on the analysis of historic mortars, as well as on the collaboration with the Scottish Lime Centre Trust for the update of its mortar database.
Learn about mortar analysis: a skill vital to making conservation decisions that are appropriate, long-lasting and don't damage historic buildings.
The Engine Shed is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and National Open College Network (NOCN).
The Engine Shed was supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to share knowledge of traditional building materials, develop skills and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings.